Publications

Show me the Carbon Money

An opening of the nation’s carbon books has finally been forced upon the Treasury – and the results are truly shocking. There are two shocks to absorb: How little has been …
6 December 2011|Topics: , ,

TPP Free Trade Deal Needs to Satisfy Referendum Test

A Mechanism to Exercise a Democratic Check on the TPP Negotiations The proposed free trade deal with the US would limit New Zealand’s autonomy to regulate its economy in a …
25 November 2011|Topics:

Right to Choose GM Free Food on the Line with Free Trade Deal?

Will losing the right to choose GM free food be a price of the next and biggest free trade deal? The US has made clear that a priority for …
11 November 2011|Topics: , , ,

Will GM Free be Free Traded Away?

Will losing the right to choose GM Free food be a price of the next and biggest free trade deal? The US has made clear that …
10 November 2011|Topics: , , , ,

Semantically Engineered Grasses

Despite ongoing market resistance to use of the technology in the food chain and in key export markets, Pastoral Genomics and AgResearch are each committing tens of millions of …

Hide and Seek

Developers Skirt Around Detectability of Cisgenic GMOs. Lack of transparency by the GM food industry has been a driver of market resistance to its products. Research in New Zealand and …

New Zealand GM Pasture Grass R+D

Three Programmes and a New Technology Tens of millions of public science dollars have been directed to the development of GM pasture species in New Zealand over the last two …
21 June 2011|Topics: , ,

Betting the farm

If New Zealand chose not to approve the use of GM grasses developed by Pastoral Genomics, no economic penalty is expected as a non-GM technique could provide the same …

The Taxpayer’s Kyoto Position for 2011

NZ is expected to overshoot its Kyoto target by 18%. The ETS pays for less than 20% of the resulting liability. The Government is borrowing forest credits to cover the …